History of Ukrainian lands
On the territory of Ukraine was a lot of events and changes in government, and History of Ukraine very intresting. Nowadays Ukraine is the geographical center of Europe. What is in the town Rahiv.And thanks to its vast territory is a multinational and diverse country.
The first information about residents in the area come to us from the time of the last Ice Age. When people still hunted mammoths and the land was covered throughout modern Europe teretorii ice and snow.
Tripoli has left its mark on culture, wild tribes Huns, Sarmatians, Kivertsi who inhabited a vast territory of modern Europe up to Asia.
Another page in the history of Ukraine Kievan Rus was the capital of the modern city of Kyiv. Kyiv was founded by three brothers Kyi, Shchek and Horiv and their sister Lybid on the Dnieper River bereheh. This city was matiryu cities of Rus. An important page for that Christendom is the Baptism of Rus in 988, Prince Volodymyr the Great. By the time the territory of Ukraine was pagan.
With children Kyiv princes left for Earth veleka of and founded many cities such as Moscow and Novgorod others.
With the collapse of Russia teretorii came under the influence of Poland, Lithuania and Russia. And today, if Ukraine is divided in half by the river Dnieper. Where Eastern Ukraine wants to be friends with Russia and the West is trying to go to Europe.
Cossacks and Hetmans
Large footprint in Ukraine left of Cossacks led by Hetman. Kozaky- a free people with its own laws of honor, respect and customs. They had their capital on the island of Khortytsya. One of the attractions was the captains, Philip Orlik. He invented and embodied the first constitution of Ukraine in 1710. It was one of the first state constitutions in Europe. It eighty years ahead of the ideas of the French Revolution. As you know, the US constitution approved in 1787. The Constitution of France and Poland – in 1791, and the Empire attempts to create a master document states were only in the early nineteenth century, but ended in a tragic uprising Decembrists 1825. In honor of Philip Orlik named Orly Airport in Paris.
Ukrainian Liberation war 1648 – 1654, has left an indelible mark in history. Ukrainian army led by Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky utterly defeated Polish troops in many battles, but the reasons are not clear, the war was over Ukraine complete transition under the protectorate of Russia. Since then, the era of a more than 300 year old full of Russian influence in Ukraine.
Ukraine was important and a large share of the USSR, made perhaps the greatest contribution to the victory in World War II, according to this death toll to 7 million Ukrainian.
In 1991 the USSR collapsed and Ukraine became an independent country. Ukraine experienced the Orange Revolution of 2004 euromaidan 2014 changed 5 presidents: Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma, Viktor Yushchenko, Viktor Yanukovych and current president Petro Poroshenko. In 2014 in Ukraine was annexed by Russia half island of Crimea, and also started a war in eastern Ukraine and was occupied territory of Donbass. The conflict in the east continues to this day, but with less intensity.
Country very interesting and positive, with good people and strong athletes such as Andriy Shevchenko, the Klitschko brothers, Vasil Virostyuk. Taras Shevchenko who put the greatest number of monuments after the Buddha. Many Ukrainians have become known around the world such as: Bohdan Khmelnytsky,Ivan Mazepa, Philip Orlyk, Valerie lobanovskyi, Stepan Bandera, Nikolai Amosov, Eugene Paton and and other. But something always prevents develop more rapidly.
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